The men who made us fat

2014-04-14 10:33

Here's why the world is getting fatter and fatter - and who is to blame for it.

Night owls likely to gain weight

2013-07-01 11:48

Night owls are more likely to gain weight because they tend to raid the kitchen for junk food in the early hours of the morning, a new study suggests.

Diabetes-related deaths hit record levels in New York

2013-06-11 13:04

Diabetes-related deaths hit record levels in New York City in 2011, with Type 2 diabetes surging along with an epidemic of obesity.

Babies born after mom's obesity surgery do better

2013-05-28 08:53

A study shows that babies who are born after their mom's obesity surgery tend to fare better and the genes behave differently.

Living near fast-food outlets ups obesity risk

2013-05-17 09:51

Having a fast-food restaurant nearby might be a convenience, but living within two miles of one may boost your risk of obesity.

Home altitude tied to obesity risk

2013-02-13 10:01

People who live where the air is thinnest are less likely to be obese than those in low-lying areas, according to a new study.

My struggle with food

2012-11-07 15:44

Reader Tanya-Lee has trouble overeating and finds it hard fighting that inner demon. She writes about the emotional causes of her problem.


Ban on big drinks unconstitutional

2013-07-30 18:58

A US court thinks it is fine to serve big, sugary drinks in restaurants.

Parents may cause unhealthy weight loss behaviour

2013-06-25 10:51

Teens were more likely to use unhealthy weight loss measures when their parents talked to them about the importance of being thin, according to a new study.

Weight-Loss surgery may help moderately obese

2013-06-05 09:59

Study shows that weight-loss surgery may reduce symptoms of type 2 diabetes in moderately obese people, but surgical risks exist.

Abused children at risk for obesity as adults

2013-05-23 09:32

A study shows that children who are abused or neglected are at risk of being obese later in life.

Skimmed milk ineffective against toddler obesity

2013-03-19 08:57

Giving your toddler skimmed or semi-skimmed milk is unlikely to make inroads against the risk of obesity, a large study conducted among American children has found.

My struggle with food

2012-11-14 12:00

Reader Tanya-Lee has trouble overeating and finds it hard fighting that inner demon. She writes about the emotional causes of her problem.

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